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Are These Seven Common Cognitive Distortions Holding You Back?
Have you ever made a small social snafu, only to become obsessed with how bad it made you look? Maybe
“Please Advertise Responsibly”
“Please smoke responsibly.” When was the last time you saw an advertisement requesting that? Most likely never. The vast majority
Ethanol Abuse: What You Should Know
Most people who have struggled with alcohol abuse can name their poison — maybe beer, or wine, or a cool
In Pillness and in Health: A Memoir
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Treatment Should Start by Addressing Core Issues. Here’s Why.
The traditional approach to substance abuse treatment is simple: walk into a 12-step meeting, and accept that you are powerless.
Explaining Intergenerational Trauma
Consider your family tree. Can you see places where it is bent or broken? Perhaps you can see where the
First Responders Need Help, Too
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When Places Are Tainted by Memories
“When I walked in there my eyes went straight to that table in the corner where they were sitting. I
How Dangerous Is One Day Detox?
For individuals struggling with opiate dependence, detox and, subsequently, withdrawal symptoms can be the first step in gaining freedom. Successful
Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: What You Should Know About ‘Emotional Sunburn’
Almost everyone is familiar with the sensation of sunburn. After a day of splashing and fun at the beach, you’re
A Letter to Friends in Recovery
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Chapter 6: The Thrush’s Song
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Havana syndrome fits the pattern of psychosomatic illness – but that doesn’t mean the symptoms aren’t real
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Dear William: A Father's Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love, and Loss
The officer standing in the doorway raised his arm when I stepped forward, blocking my entrance to my son’s apartment.
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Vegetarian and vegan options have become standard fare in the American diet, from upscale restaurants to fast-food chains. And many